Sharmishtaa Seshamani

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Capsule endoscopy (CE) provides noninvasive access to a large part of the small bowel that is otherwise inaccessible without invasive and traumatic treatment. However, it also produces large amounts of data (approximately 50,000 images) that must be then manually reviewed by a clinician. Such large datasets provide an opportunity for application of image(More)
This paper presents a method for intensity inhomogeniety removal in fMRI studies of a moving subject. In such studies, subtle changes in signal as the subject moves in the presence of a bias field can be a significant confound for BOLD signal analysis. The proposed method avoids the need for a specific tissue model or assumptions about tissue homogeneity by(More)
Motion correction of MRI sequences is a very active area of research. Several postprocessing techniques for volume correction and more recently slice correction have been proposed. Slice motion correction of fMRI data typically involves iterative registration of slices to a target volume. The target volume is usually reconstructed at each iteration using(More)
The current procedure for diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD) from Capsule Endoscopy is a tedious manual process which requires the clinician to visually inspect large video sequences for matching and categorization of diseased areas (lesions). Automated methods for matching and classification can help improve this process by reducing diagnosis time and(More)
This paper presents an approach to 3-D diffusion tensor image (DTI) reconstruction from multi-slice diffusion weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging acquisitions of the moving fetal brain. Motion scatters the slice measurements in the spatial and spherical diffusion domain with respect to the underlying anatomy. Previous image registration techniques have(More)
A variety of pixel and feature based methods have been proposed for registering multiple views of anatomy visible in studies obtained using diagnostic, minimally invasive imaging. A given registration method may outperform another depending on anatomical variations, imaging conditions, and imaging sensor performance, and it is often difficult a priori to(More)
Wireless capsule endoscopy (CE) is increasing being used to assess several gastrointestinal(GI) diseases and disorders. Current clinical methods are based on subjective evaluation of images. In this paper, we develop a method for ranking lesions appearing in CE images. This ranking is based on pairwise comparisons among representative images supplied by an(More)
A crucial step in studying brain connectivity is the definition of the Regions Of Interest (ROI's) which are considered as nodes of a network graph. These ROI's identified in structural imaging reflect consistent functional regions in the anatomies being compared. However in serial studies of the developing fetal brain such functional and associated(More)
Statistical atlases of bone anatomy are traditionally constructed with point-based models. These methods establish initial point correspondences across the population of shapes and model variations in the shapes using a variety of statistical tools. A drawbacks of such methods is that initial point correspondences are not updated after their first(More)